Travel & Transportation

Air Travel

The Pittsburgh International Airport is the official airport of IDEA2019, located just west of downtown Pittsburgh and about 30 minutes from the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh. The terminal is comprised of 4 concourses and has non-stop service on 16 airlines. 

Airport Parking

Save up to 20% on airport parking reservations with at over 30 major airports across the U.S. To book, enter promo code IDEA and select your dates and home airport. Complimentary shuttle to and from your selected airport is included with all reservations. 

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Taxi & Airport Shuttle

The following list of Allegheny County Airport Authority-permitted operators are available to transport passengers to and from Pittsburgh International Airport. Only those Operators listed below have secured a permit at Pittsburgh International Airport. Please contact the Operators directly to determine the cost of transportation and for the specific areas serviced.
Taxi Service Operators
Checker Cab - (412) 664-5600
Cranberry Taxi Inc/Veterans Taxi - (412) 481-8387
Yellow Cab Co. of Pittsburgh - (412) 321-8100
zTrip - (412) 777-7777
Shared Ride Service
SuperShuttle Pittsburgh - (800) 258-3826

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Ride Sharing Apps

Pittsburgh International Airport is among the first airports in the country to establish a policy allowing transportation network companies to pick up passengers. Uber, Lyft and zTrip have secured permits under the new policy, allowing passengers to hail a ride via a smartphone application.

The pick up location for UberLyft and zTrip is located outside Baggage Claim Door #4.

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International Travel


IDEA is proud to be an organization that represents a diverse membership from over 25 different countries around the world. Our conferences have always been and will always be open to anyone who has an interest in district energy, regardless of immigration status or nationality. We will strive to assist anyone traveling internationally to an IDEA conference by providing any and all information and support that we are able.